Breakfast Foods that Help You Lose Weight
Let’s face it – breakfast food is delicious! And since you start your day with breakfast, it sets the stage for a healthy diet all day long. Here are some healthy staples to keep on hand to help make your weight-loss journey easier.
- Eggs. One egg has 72 calories and six grams of protein, making it a much better choice at breakfast time than a carb-rich food such as a bagel or muffin. The protein will keep you full longer, and eggs also have a large number of nutrients to keep you healthy and energised. Try keeping a supply of hard-boiled eggs in your fridge for a super convenient meal.
- Fruit. You need several servings of fruit each day, so go ahead and get one or two at breakfast. On top of oatmeal, blended into smoothies, or eaten plain, fruit has a lot of fibre plus cancer-fighting antioxidants.
- Oatmeal. Oatmeal is a complex carb that takes a long time to digest, meaning you stay fuller longer. Watch out for instant oatmeal packets that contain lots of sugar; opt instead to make your own, adding cinnamon, fruit, milk, or other healthy toppings if you don’t care for the stuff plain.
- Cinnamon. You can add a dash of sweetness to just about anything with cinnamon, making it your best friend when you’re trying to lose weight. Sprinkle it onto your oatmeal or whole-grain cereal; add it to coffee or fruit. Bonus: cinnamon may also help regulate blood sugar, keeping you energised without a crash.
- Green tea. It’s hard to beat green tea’s health benefits, including weight management. Green tea boosts metabolism, reduces stress, and fights cancer. And it does contain some caffeine, so try trading your coffee in for a steaming cup of green tea if you enjoy a warm beverage in the morning.
- Almond milk. Almond milk has less sugar and fewer calories than regular milk, and it tastes great. Make sure you’re buying unsweetened almond milk, or make it yourself – then pour it over oats or granola, add it to smoothies, or drink it plain.
Keeping some healthy breakfast staples in your kitchen can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your healthy diet on track!